Some participants of Sunday’s ‘walk for Alan’ in Kumasi are seething with rage for being shortchanged by organisers.
The walk, planned as a walk for Trade Minister, Alan Kyeremateng, was portrayed as a walk for Alan’s supporters in Kumasi, but it turned out people were bused from various regions across the country to swell up the numbers.
Now, the aftermath of the walk has left a number of participants who were recruited with the promise of honey and sugar regretting leaving their regions to join the walk for a pittance.
In viral videos, some of the participants are seen angrily attacking organisers for luring them all the way from their regions to Kumasi only to give them peanuts for more than 24 hours.
A video of one bus with participants from Accra shows occupants of the buses seething with rage for being given only 50 Cedis each after travelling all the way from Accr the previous night for the morning walk.
“You look at me and put 50 cedis in my hand. What am I going to do with it?”, one guy in the Accra bound bus said.
“I haven’t bathed since yesterday. I had my bath at 7pm and came to the motorway for the bus at 8pm and we left Accra around 1am. I have bathed since then. I am hungry, I am thirsty and I have not even slept. I closed my shop and came here for the walk and you look at me and give me 50 Cedis. I am also a delegate and we shall see when the time comes,” another woman lamented in the bus.
Many people from different parts of the country, who were recruited for the walk were also seen having exchanges with those who recruited them for being deceived with juicy promises, which never materialised.